Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Aug. 17 Edition

    by Sonia Paul
    August 17, 2015
    Did you miss the fun at Collab/Space NYC? Come to our next Collab/Space event in San Francisco at KQED on Sept. 12!

    Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to promote your event in the “featured event” spot of our weekly post, use the Contact Form to let us know. Also, be sure to sign up for our events email newsletter to get notifications about future MediaShift events.


    Collab/Space SF
    Sept. 12, 2015
    Podcasting has become the Next Big Thing for the second time in our current golden age of audio. But how can great audio startups survive and thrive? That will be the focus of our Collab/Space San Francisco workshop on September 12, 2015. The workshop is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and hosted by KQED. It will be an all-day, hands-on workshop focused on audio innovation, with keynote addresses by Steve Henn of Planet Money / NPR and Aminatou Sow, co-host of “Call Your Girlfriend.”

    Information here.
    Register here.


    AUGUST 2015

    Digiday Agency Innovation Camp
    Aug. 23-25, 2015
    Vail, CO
    Digiday’s Agency Innovation Camp is a unique – by invitation only – multi-day event, created for the brightest minds from today’s leading digital advertising agencies. These are the millennials creating change and innovation – the digital natives who are rethinking and reshaping brand communication through technology and a continuously evolving media landscape.
    Information here.

    A Capital Event
    Aug. 28, 2015
    National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC
    The nation’s capital offers a wealth of markets, resources, and story ideas that keep freelance writers in the area busy. DC’s many media companies, associations, government agencies, foundations and other organizations offer lots of opportunities for freelancers. The city also has some of the world’s best libraries and research resources. Want to capitalize on this to further your freelance career? This conference will show you how!
    Information here.

    SEPTEMBER 2015

    WAN-IFRA India Expo 2015
    Sep. 2-4, 2015
    Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai
    WAN-IFRA Expo India, is the second-largest international exhibition in the world for trends and practices in the newspaper printing and publishing industry. At the Expo, the industry’s top technology and service providers will feature the entire newspaper production workflow.
    More information here.


    IMMERSION 2015
    Sep. 7-10, 2015
    Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France
    IMMERSION 2015 convenes the world’s leading experts in immersion and immersive technologies. The conference will address the personal and cultural impact of technologies such as virtual, augmented, and mixed realities; holograms and holography; wearable computing, mechanical, and neural brain interfaces; cybernetics; affective computing and more.
    Information here.

    Digital Media Strategies USA
    Sep. 8-10, 2015
    New York, NY
    Digital Media Strategies USA is a three day content-driven conference taking place in New York. It addresses the key strategic challenges behind developing a profitable and sustainable media business today.
    Register here.

    IAB Podcast Upfront Showcase
    Sep. 10, 2015
    New York, NY
    AdLarge, Midroll, NPR, Panoply, Podtrac and WNYC have come on board to present at the first-ever “IAB Podcast Upfront Showcase.” This special one-day marketplace will preview for advertisers and media buyers the latest in innovative podcast programming from these powerhouses in the digital audio arena.
    Request an invitation here.

    Digiday Publishing Summit
    Sep. 16-18, 2015
    Miami, FL
    The Digiday Publishing Summit will examine tried-and-true strategies with up-and-coming approaches to monetizing content across platforms, diving deeper into mobile and video, and the latest thinking around ad blockers.
    Register here.

    Excellence in Journalism Conference 2015
    Sep. 18-20, 2015
    Orlando World Center Marriott, FL.
    The Excellence in Journalism Convention is sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and Society of Professional Journalists.
    Register here.

    Sept. 24-26, 2015
    Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
    Record-breaking numbers of journalists travel to ONA’s conference each year to learn about new tools, techniques, and technologies; to discuss advancements and challenges in the industry; take advantage of the rare opportunity to network face-to-face; and share best practices with peers from all over the map.
    Information here.

    NYC Media Lab 2015 Annual Summit
    Sept. 25, 2015
    NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY
    NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit is your crash course in the best thinking, projects, and talent in digital media and communications. This is an opportunity for media executives to explore a wide range of prototype technologies, applications, and research projects from universities in NYC and beyond. In addition to 100 demonstrations of digital media research and prototypes from university labs, the Summit will include a keynote presentation, a special presentation on virtual reality, and 12 breakout sessions led by NYC faculty on topics ranging from mobile live streaming to data-driven storytelling.
    Register here.

    OCTOBER 2015

    Digiday Publishing Summit Europe
    Oct. 5-7, 2015
    Barcelona, Spain
    Programming for the Summit is underway. More information here.

    New York Media Festival (NYME)
    Oct. 6-9, 2015
    Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
    NYME brings together the leading companies in entertainment, media and technology for riveting discussion and debate. Conferences include 1-day programs on Games, Video and Music with focus on Brands, Advertising, Monetization and Distribution.
    Register here.

    Oct. 7-8, 2015
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    Following the success of the inaugural event last year, Code/Mobile returns to examine how an increasingly mobile world is changing the landscape of business, and to showcase companies that are leading that revolution. Join us to meet executives whose companies are driving this change, as well as leaders from the industries being transformed.
    Information here.

    Future of Storytelling Summit
    Oct. 7-8, 2015
    New York City, NY
    The Future of Storytelling is an invitation-only, two-day gathering of technology, media, and communications visionaries from around the world. The summit is designed to put participants in direct contact with the most vital ideas, people, and technologies that are shaping the way we tell stories. Registration is by invitation only; you can apply for an invitation request here.

    Hack the Gender Gap: A Women’s Hackathon at USC Annenberg
    Oct. 9-11, 2015
    Los Angeles
    There’s a serious gender gap in both the journalism and technology industries — especially in business and leadership roles. That’s why MediaShift and the USC Annenberg School for Journalism and Communication are hosting a Women’s Hackathon — a weekend designed to develop technological and entrepreneurial skills critical to the journalism jobs of the future, and gain hands-on experience with immersive journalism and virtual reality. Taking place on October 9 to 11, 2015, the weekend will kick off Friday evening with a discussion among top women in media and tech. Then the students will break into teams to create their own startup ideas around immersive journalism and VR, presenting them to judges on Sunday. Faculty and professionals from around the country will serve as team facilitators and mentors.

    Information is here.
    Registration is here.
    Apply for a student travel scholarship here.

    Trauma Journalism: Training for Educators
    Oct. 15-17, 2015
    Reynolds Journalism Institute, Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia
    This two-day conference at the Reynolds Journalism Institute will teach journalism educators about the impact of trauma on individuals and communities, how to build resilience through reporting and provide hands-on help in creating units or standalone courses and capstone classes on trauma. Participants will walk away with a deeper knowledge of the dynamics of trauma and resilience, the elements of self care, and how to navigate classroom discussions of some of the most sensitive topics journalists encounter in their work.
    Information here.


    Digiday Programmatic Summit 2015
    Nov. 15-17, 2015
    Nashville, TN
    The summit will address how brands, agencies and publishers are adjusting to the changing dynamics of modern media buying.
    More information here.

    Streaming Media West 2015
    Nov. 16-18, 2015
    Huntington Beach, Calif.
    The event hosts content owners, viral video creators, online marketers, broadcast professionals and ad agencies to learn the latest online video technology.
    Register here; use hashtag #SMWest.

    For a roundup of must-go journalism conferences, see Contently’s list here.

    Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist based in India, and is the editorial assistant at PBS MediaShift. She is on Twitter @sonipaul.

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